343 Industries Has Begun Work On The Next Generation Of Halo Games
343 Industries has begun work on the next generation of games set in the Halo universe, based on the latest information.
According to a job listing on Microsoft’s Careers portal, 343 Industries is looking to hire a Principal Software Engineering Manager to join its team in order to build the next generation of games and experiences in the studio’s award-winning Halo universe. The new recruit is expected to lead a team of 5 to 10 engineers to ensure delivery of products, features and services.
This isn’t the only job listing that involves the development of the next Halo game, however. In the past month, two other listings were posted that also involved the next generation of games set in 343 Industries’ sci-fi universe. The next Halo game project appears to be very early in development, so fans will likely have to wait for some time before they get to see it in action.
In related news, it was previously reported that there are more people playing Call of Duty games from over a decade ago on Xbox right now than there are people playing Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 combined. The boost in player base for these decade or so old games appeared to have been the result of Activision fixing their matchmaking and servers on Xbox.
Microsoft only lists the top 50 most played games on Xbox at a given time, therefore the accuracy of the aforementioned statistics can’t really be verified. Though, it’s worth mentioning that neither Halo Infinite nor Battlefield 2042 are anywhere to be seen in the top 50. One older Call of Duty game that is present on the list is Black Ops III, which was released in the year 2015 and is nearly a decade old at this point. Based on this, it’s difficult to doubt the information.
The over 10-year old Call of Duty titles noted to have a higher player base than Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 combined include Call of Duty Black Op II (2012), Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2011), Call of Duty Black Ops (2010), Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2009), Call of Duty World at War (2008), and Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare (2007).